The Golden Age of Novelty Songs

The Golden Age of Novelty Songs

by Steven Otfinoski, Stve Otfinoski
     
 

This fond look at one of music's most enduring genres examines novelty songs in a definitive narrative that pays tribute to the men and women whose bizarre humor has given us a chuckle, a groan, and a barrel of laughs.

From zany hits of the 1950s to musical madness of today, the long, rich history of novelty songs is detailed in such chapters as "Flying Saucers and

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Overview

This fond look at one of music's most enduring genres examines novelty songs in a definitive narrative that pays tribute to the men and women whose bizarre humor has given us a chuckle, a groan, and a barrel of laughs.

From zany hits of the 1950s to musical madness of today, the long, rich history of novelty songs is detailed in such chapters as "Flying Saucers and Singing Chipmunks, " "Soul Humor, " Parody, " "Monsters, Madmen, and Other One-Hit Weirdos, " "Country Fried Corn and Funny Folks, " and "Rock Laughs at Itself."

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Golden Age of Novelty Songs covers fifty years of novelty songs and their singers; from Spike Jones to Weird Al, Stan Freberg to Little Jimmy Dickens, crossing musical genres to provide a range of facts and trivia details. Enjoy a fun examination of the eccentric natures of these novelties, their origins, and their impact in a title which peppers black and white photos throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823076949
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.99(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.84(d)

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